English Premier League Wrap Up: Matchweek 2

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The established names in the English Premier League have made sure they are setting the pace in the 2016/2017 campaign with wins over the weekend.

Manchester City continued their good start to the season under new manager Pep Guardiola with an impressive 4-1 thumping of Stoke City at the Brittania Stadium. Sergio Ageuro again displayed his class with a double following on from his goal on the opening day of the season against Sunderland. The win pushed City to the top of the ladder on 6 points.
Joining Manchester City on 6 points are cross town rivals Manchester United who won on Friday Night 2-0 against a hapless Southampton outfit. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has proven over the first two games what a signing he is. After scoring 1 and assisting 1 against Bournemouth last week he followed up with another two goals this week in a masterful performance. United look very settled at the moment and it’s becoming evident that Jose Mourinho’s tactics and style of play is helping the “Red Devils” performing to the best of their ability.
Mourinho’s former club Chelsea also kept the pace with their 2nd win of the season, although it again came late. Diego Costa’s 87th minute striker saw the Blues score the win over Watford, just one week removed from their 2-1 win against West Ham where they scored in the 89th minute. Antonio Conte has brought a toughness to Chelsea that has been severely lacking in recent seasons.
Hull have surprised many with their start to the season under interim Manager Mike Phelan. Two wins from two leaves them in the top 4 and playing some very attractive football. They outclassed Swansea in every facet of the word on the back of another classy performance from Abel Hernandez who found the back of the net for the second time this season.

In the weekend’s other results; Tottenham recorded a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace, Everton won away at West Bromich Albion 2-1 to record Ronald Koeman’s first win as Everton boss, Burnley stunned Liverpool 2-0 in the upset of the round in a match where Burnley had just 20% possession, Arsenal and Leceister played out a 0-0 stalemate, Middlesborough continued their undefeated start to the season by pipping Sunderland 2-1 at the Stadium of Light and West Ham beat Bournemouth 1-0.

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